Henrico Schools seeks budget input for FY 2017-18

Henrico County Public Schools is seeking input from interested members of the public on the Fiscal Year 2017-18 HCPS budget.

As is customary, the school division will develop a budget proposal using feedback from stakeholders. The proposal then will be made public in January. An extensive public review process will follow that is expected to last through April.

There will be opportunities in November and early December for input on the budget at various locations throughout Henrico and at two monthly meetings of the Henrico School Board. For a complete timeline of the budget process, visit henricoschools.us and look under “Hot Topics.” 

Opportunities for input on FY 2017-18 HCPS budget:

• Nov. 7, 6:30 p.m.: Stakeholders meeting (Brookland District), Libbie Mill Library (HCPL), 2100 Libbie Lake E. St., Henrico, Va. 23230;

• Nov. 10, 5:30 p.m.: Public input session (Henrico School Board), New Bridge Auditorium, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va. 23223;

• Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m.: Stakeholders meeting (Three Chopt District), Deep Run High School Library, 4801 Twin Hickory Road, Glen Allen, Va. 23059;

• Nov. 29, 6:30 p.m.: Stakeholders meeting (Tuckahoe District), Tuckahoe Area Library (HCPL), 1901 Starling Drive, Henrico, Va. 23229;

• Dec. 1, 6:30 p.m.: Stakeholders meeting (Varina District), Varina Area Library (HCPL), 1875 New Market Road, Henrico, Va. 23231;

• Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m.: Stakeholders meeting (Fairfield District), Fairfield Library (HCPL), 1001 N. Laburnum Ave., Henrico, Va. 23223;

• Dec. 8, 5:30 p.m.: Public input session (Henrico School Board), New Bridge Auditorium, 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va. 23223.
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The event, to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fairfield branch library, is designed to attract potential full-time and substitute registered nurses, instructional assistants, bus drivers and school nutrition workers. > Read more.

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From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. that day at Red Robin, 11784 West Broad Street, members of the two agencies will be working for tips as a donation to the Special Olympics. > Read more.

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